Clinical Education and Development Officer

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary


Permanent -37.5 hours per week

�41,659 to �47,672 per annum (as per pay award from September 2022) (AfC B7) plus relevant unsocial hours

If you have been unsuccessful for this role in the last 6mths, please do not re-apply

NEAS NHS Foundation Trust are inviting HCPC Registered Paramedics or NMC registered nurses to apply for the role of Clinical Education Officer. Educated to degree level (level 6 or working towards) in a relevant subject or have relevant experience. It is essential that you also have PGCE/Cert Ed/equivalent or working towards.

Experience of delivering training programs is vital as is evidence of relevant CPD.

You will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, & demonstrate effective social skills gained from experience with dealing with the public. You must be able to demonstrate a positive approach to your own CPD including maintaining clinical skills by potentially working operationally at a relevant level on occasion.

Successful candidates will be expected to progress towards a PGCE or Cert Ed within the first year.

You will be required to undertake prolonged activity throughout the day including all aspects of moving & handling, simulation & demonstration of ALS/BLS, patient & trauma management.

There maybe a possibility of working some unsociable hours & operational shifts.

For informal enquiries please contact or

Main duties of the job

You will bring your expertise as a clinical practitioner & also your experience in education delivery to develop/assess education/development needs and design, develop & deliver evidence based innovative education & training methods.

Achieve & maintain lecturer status with partner HEIs & deliver full BSc programmes to students.

In conjunction with the Ed & Dev Leads & individual outcomes of TNAs/PDPs you will inform/update the annual workforce education & development plan & be responsible for delivering education.

Ensure the content of educational programmes meet the requirements of the awarding/accrediting/relevant body & the standards set by JRCALC, HCPC, College of Paramedics & the Trusts governance requirements.

Provide end to end formal assessment of all academic programmes (CAVA) & ensure that EFSA &all accrediting bodies requirements are fully met & managed.

Undertake the role of course director on a full range of educational programmes for practitioner & support levels as required/directed. Research, collate & promote resources for lifelong learning which can be utilised by staff & managers to support learning needs. Identify education & developmental needs of Trust staff & compile action plans as necessary. Undertake special projects as determined by the Education Development Leads.

About us

We employ 3,500 staff in 63 locations and serve a population of 2,600,000 in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, and Tees over 3230 square miles.

Many people think the job of the ambulance service is to collect patients and take them to hospital, but we do much more!

Paramedic skills have developed hugely in recent years, meaning we carry out more treatment at the scene and en-route to hospital.

We have a dedicated clinical assessment service that allows us to provide patients with the most appropriate care from the beginning of the patient journey.

We have a specialised branch of the Trust called HART which deal with explosions or terrorist attacks.

Ultimately patients are the heart of everything that we do to support our mission of \safe, effective and responsive care for all.

We value and respect the diversity employees bring to our workplace. We recruit a workforce that reflects the community we serve, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. To ensure we deliver on our aims in relation to diversity and inclusion we assess ourselves against a range of frameworks. We are ENEI Gold employer, Disability Confident Leader, Dyslexia Smart Award employer, Dementia Friendly, and part of Mind Blue Light programme and the Race at Work Charter from the Princes Responsible Business Network and are achieving across all objectives in NHS Equality Delivery System.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for the full details of duties and responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification

Analytical and Judgemental Skills


  • Significant experience in analysing a range of complex facts or situations in relation to education needs, delivery and assessment.
  • Significant experience in carrying out training needs analysis.
  • Experience of presenting options

Planning and Organisational Skills


  • Experience of planning education which impact across the organisation managing conflicting needs of different services or individuals.
  • Ability to balance priorities and progress multiple complex tasks under pressure whilst working largely independently on their completion, formulating and adjusting plans as required.



  • HCPC registered Paramedic or NMC registered nurse
  • Educated to degree level (level 6) in relevant subject or equivalent relevant experience
  • PGCE/Cert Ed/relevant teaching qualification (level 6)
  • Evidence or recent significant CPD
  • Enhanced CARe module / clinical skills or equivalent (level 6 minimum)
  • Associate Lecturer status with relevant HEIs (or prepared to undertake)
  • Prepared to achieve development accredited by Higher Education as specified by the Trust within 12 months of starting post in order to be able to teach on higher education programmes/Trust programmes and achieve Trainer Status for multiple programmes (including CRT and moving and handling, safeguarding)
  • CAVA assessing qualification (or working towards)
  • Experience of delivering learning & education
  • Accredited mentor qualification
  • Safeguarding adults and children level 3
  • Clinical leadership qualification (or willing to undertake)


  • Knowledge and understanding of the urgent care clinical education agenda
  • Knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity issues in relation to learning and development

Working Conditions


  • Physical Skills and Effort
  • Frequent travelling between different sites will be required. Post holder must be able to meet the mobility requirements of the posts.
  • Frequent use of computer and keyboard skills required, using VDUs more or less continually on most days.
  • Frequent periods of standing or sitting
  • Frequent moderate/significant physical exertion for short/medium and prolonged periods of time to move equipment to different locations and perform all duties.
  • Frequent and prolonged moving and handling and high levels of exertion
  • Able to perform a full range of front line clinical duties
  • Mental and Emotional Skills and Effort
  • Regular requirement for moving unpredictably between individual complex tasks.
  • Experience of prolonged concentration on detailed work
  • Ability to deliver emotive/difficult information and feedback

Knowledge and Skills


  • Significant experience in clinical practice as a HCPC registered paramedic / NMC registered nurse
  • An understanding of national qualification frameworks and standards
  • Experience of clinical simulation delivery.
  • Significant proven experience and ability to design, develop and deliver innovative education and development training to an individual or group.
  • Ability to clearly impart information and knowledge of complex theory and practical application to meet the learning outcomes expected.
  • Understanding and experience of current education and development practices and statutory and regulatory requirements to seek and gain external accreditation.


  • An understanding of the key issues facing the NHS and ambulance services
  • Knowledge and understanding of developments in the regulation of non-medical staff
  • Knowledge of HEI frameworks and national apprenticeship standards



  • Evidence of a proactive approach to own CPD and development of professional practice
  • 2 years post qualified (2 years post NQP qualified) as a minimum.


  • Experience of leading, education programmes

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • Effective communicator
  • Effective engagement and influence skills
  • Strong research skills with the ability to convert/complex information into succinct messages
  • Good interpersonal skills with excellent ability to converse fluently, logically and confidently with a wide range of people, internally and externally to the organisation, mainly in oral and written format.
  • Requirement for empathy and tact in providing information and advice to others where there may be some difficulty in understanding and negotiation on the way forward due to balancing the needs of different stakeholders.
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to write clear concise reports, letters, minutes and documents using a good standard of English and Microsoft.
  • Experience of relationship management with external partners and generating income opportunities.
  • Effective facilitator, able to produce and present information in accordance with Trust policy, using attention to detail
  • Able to demonstrate a sound understanding of diversity issues and a commitment to promote equality wit
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